Event

2022 Jun 06

Research Seminar: Detection of Artisanal and Small-scale Mines

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

WEX-434 & Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Mathieu Couttenier, Professor, University of Lyon and Ecole Normale Superieur

Abstract: Artisanal and small-scale mines (ASM) are on the rise. They represent a...

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2022 Jun 07

Research Seminar: Land Quality

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

R-304 & Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: David N. Weil, James and Merryl Tisch Professor of Economics at Brown University

Abstract: We develop a new measure of land quality by estimating weights in a Poisson regression of population in grid cells on a vector of geographic characteristics and country fixed effects. Aggregating to the level of countries, we construct average...

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2022 May 23

Research Seminar: Closing Regional Economic Divides

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Belfer Weil Town Hall / Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Gordon Hanson, Peter Wertheim Professor in Urban Policy, HKS

Abstract: How to help lagging regions create better jobs for disadvantaged workers? Traditional industrial regions have fallen behind economically across high-income countries due to globalization, new technology, and now the energy transition. We need new...

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2022 May 16

Research Seminar: Geographic spillovers and firm exports | Evidence from China

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Wexner 434A, Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Lin Tian, Assistant Professor of Economics at INSEAD

Abstract: This paper empirically investigates geographic spillovers in the export market. We first embed a knowledge diffusion model into an open-economy heterogeneous firm framework, to provide a microfounded theory on how access to other exporters affects a firm's export...

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2022 May 09

Research Seminar: Migration and Cultural Change

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Weil Town Hall - Belfer/Zoom (registration info below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Hillel Rapoport, Professor of Economics (and Director of International Relations) at the Paris School of Economics

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2022 May 11

Development Talks - A Journey of Impact in Namibia: From the Private Sector to Policymaking

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Speaker: Nangula Uaandja, CEO, Namibia Investment Promotion and Development Board

Moderator: ...

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2022 Apr 25

Research Seminar: Mechanisms of Hardware and Soft Technology Evolution and the Implications for Low-Carbon Energy Costs

10:15pm to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Magdalena Klemun, Assistant Professor, Division of Public Policy, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s Interdisciplinary Program Office; Research Affiliate, Institute for...

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2022 Apr 11

Research Seminar: Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing in Production Networks

10:15pm to 11:30pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab Research Seminar series is a weekly seminar that brings together researchers from across the academic spectrum who share an interest in growth and development.

Speaker: Evgenii Fadeev, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Harvard

Paper: Creative Construction: Knowledge Sharing in Production Networks

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2022 Apr 27

Development Talks: Community Engagement as a Frontline to National Development

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Democracy Lab, Rubenstein 414 AB/Zoom

The Growth Lab's Development Talks is a series of conversations with policymakers and academics working in international development. The seminar provides a platform for practitioners and researchers to discuss both the practice of development and analytical work centered on policy. 

Topic: Community Engagement as a Frontline to National Development: The Peace Corps Experience

Speaker: Dr. Josephine (Jody) K. Olsen, Executive Director of U.S. Peace Corps (2017-2021)

Moderator: Tim Freeman...

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2022 Apr 29

Seminar: Colonialism and Development

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

This seminar is the fourth in our Diversity in Development series. This panel will investigate connections between the world history of colonialism and related racism within the international development sector. Further, the panelists, both female scholars of color, will discuss their visions of decolonizing the development sector.

Panelists:
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2022 Mar 28

Research Seminar: Organizational Frictions to Automation, and Its Effects on Firms, Workers, and Labor Markets

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

Speaker: Daniel P. Gross, Assistant Professor, Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Abstract: AT&T was the largest U.S. firm for most of the 20th century. Telephone operators once comprised over 50% of its workforce, but in the late 1910s it initiated a decades-long process of automating telephone operation with mechanical call switching---a technology first invented in the 1880s. This talk will cover results from two papers. In one, we study what drove AT&T to do so, and why it took one firm nearly a century to automate this one...

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2022 Mar 21

Research Seminar: Technology Within and Across Firms

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Wexner 434 AB, Zoom (registration information below)

Speaker: Diego Comin, Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College

Paper: Technology Within and Across Firms

Abstract: This study collects data on the sophistication of technologies used at the business function level for a representative sample of firms in Vietnam, Senegal, and the Brazilian state of Ceara. The analysis finds a large variance in...

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2022 Mar 14

Research Seminar: Achieving Power Sector Carbon Neutrality in a Low-cost Renewable Era

10:15am to 11:30am

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

Speaker: Gang He, Assistant Professor in the Department of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University

Abstract: Clean power transition is at the center to achieve mid-century carbon neutrality goals. The cost of solar and wind has plummeted in the past decade, and solar and wind electricity has been achieving grid parity. Low-cost renewables offer new perspectives for energy system decarbonization that was less visioned before. In this talk, Dr. He will discuss the pathways of clean power transition and their system impacts...

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2022 Mar 21

Knowledge Diffusion as a Cornerstone of Economic Recovery in the Post-COVID World

2:30pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Zoom (registration information below)

The Growth Lab has recently collaborated with the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics to launch the Growth Co-Lab at LSE. The strategic goal is to bring together the capacities, expertise, and reach of two top academic institutions to expand the activities of the Growth Lab globally.

In this public event marking the launch of the collaboration, a panel of high-level government officials and academic experts will discuss Knowledge Diffusion as a Cornerstone of Economic Recovery and Growth in the Post-COVID World.

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2022 Mar 04

Alumni Panel: Experiencing & Undoing Discrimination in Development

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Hybrid: WEX W-G02, Zoom

The work of development is to improve quality of life and expand economic opportunity across diverse global communities, and graduate programs such as the MPA/ID program at HKS are enormously diverse in national origin, gender, and professional and lived experience. Yet, a 2020 survey of MPA/ID alumni revealed that roughly half of all respondents have encountered discrimination in some form (either...

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